Nikolay Golubev

Born in: Russia
Primary research category: Theoretical quantum physics and chemistry
Research location / employer: Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
Fellowship dates: 2018-2023

Academic Career

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, University of Arizona, USA, 2022-present
  • Post-doctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Theoretical Physical Chemistry, EPFL, Switzerland, 2018-2022
  • PhD in Theoretical Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany, 2013-2017
  • Visiting Researcher, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, 2013
  • Visiting Researcher, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 2012 and 2013
  • MSc in Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia, 2008-2013

Fellowship Research

Although mathematical equations describing quantum behavior of microscopic particles are known for almost one hundred years, their direct solution remains extremely difficult for systems with more than a few degrees of freedom. In order to overcome these limitations, Dr. Nikolay Golubev aims to develop a new theoretical approach based on the alternative representation of the molecular wavefunction. This new methodology will provide the experimentalists the needed conceptual understanding of fundamental principles underlying electron-nuclear interactions and will be indispensable in interpreting the fast growing data from modern experimental observations of ultrafast electron-nuclear dynamics.

Major Awards

  • Award of the Dr. Sophie Bernthsen-Fond for extraordinary Ph.D. Students, 2015
  • International Max Planck Research School for Quantum Dynamics (IMPRS-QD) Fellowship, 2013-2017